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Jan 31, 2009

Jeffrey's great conversation with David Hykes,  award-winning composer, singer, recording artist, sound healer and contemplative awareness teacher.

David is a modern pioneer of integral harmonic knowledge linking music, mind, meditation and medicine and is the founder of the contemplative Music of the Spheres called Harmonic Chant, which he has developed and shared around the world in concerts, retreats, seminars and master classes since 1975. David recently served on the faculty of the Mind and Life Institute, which brings together leading neuroscientists with contemplative practitioners, in collaboration with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Hearing Solar Winds, his landmark 1983 recording with The Harmonic Choir, is the best-selling vocal harmonic album of all time, with over 300,000 copies sold and remains an essential milestone in the field.

David is aditionally a well-known composer of music for sacred cinema and films including Meetings with Remarkable Men about the master G. I. Gurdjieff, Travellers and Magicians by lama Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, and the three films of Journey Into Buddhism by John Bush, endorsed by H.H. the Dalai Lama, and Baraka.

Born in Taos, New Mexico where his Taos pueblo godmother told him "God gave you the privilege to sing" David divides his time between the US and France, where he directs the Harmonic Presence Foundation's main research and retreat center offering teachings and harmonic healing practices throughout the year.